There are many misconceptions about home staging. Most people avoid it for two reasons. The first reason is that they do not have a sufficient understanding about the whole process of home staging, so they avoid getting stuck in what they think is some complex process and hence avoiding it all together. The other reason for avoiding home staging is that they think it is not worth spending normally less than 2% of what their home is worth that they are about to sell anyway. So instead of getting the outlook of their home better, they wait and keep on waiting for the good offers to turn up which rarely ever happens. Staging your home is just like selling a product. If the product is not attractive to potential buyers, then there are slim chances of it getting sold.
There are also a majority of people who believe that home staging is nothing new than just rearranging their house and taking better pictures of it. Now, if the homeowner decides to take the task of home staging in their own hands, normally it doesn’t end well. At the end of the day, they are exhausted and tired and the looks of the home are not that much different than what they started with. This because of the lack of experience and also the lack of judgment which can only be done by a professional home staging company.
Home staging is necessary to give your home the exposure it needs to stand out amongst the other homes on the market. When a home staging professional comes into your home, they normally point out the positive and negative points throughout the home and descrive ways that can look in a more neutral fashion so that they do not end up ruining the image of the home as a whole. In short, home staging is a necessity. Not only to make your house look elegant, but also to increase the outreach of potential buyers while your home is on the market. This can be done as a part of home staging process as many social media platforms, websites and other media resources are consulted and advertised with stunning pictures of your home.
Have you ever wondered why some houses in the marketplace take too long to sell? This is because a house might be lacking serious home staging. The first impression of a house to buyers can greatly affect their decisions. If a house lacks appeal it can be hard to sell the property. It’s about time that people shall know about the wonders of home staging.
If this is your first time selling a property, it is highly essential to hire professional home stagers before listing the house for sale. Here are the top five reasons why you must stage your home:
The amount of money that you spent in hiring a professional home stager cannot compare to what you will earn once you sold your property. According to a study, a staged home may increase its value by 1-20%. Compared to other homes who did not undergo home staging, you may earn more than what you paid for.
In the 2017 Profile of Home Staging, 39% of sellers’ agents reported that home staging decreases the amount of time it takes to sell your house. There are houses which take too long to sell which can because of poor staging to none. According to another study, homes sell within 11 days or less.
The ideas of professional home stagers are reliable because they come from different and fresh perspectives. Aside from that, they have background and skills in interior design. If you let yourself do the staging, there’s a chance that you might miss a thing or two, which can distract buyers without your knowing. This is because you have an emotional bond with the house which affects your judgments. You might be too attached to get rid of an old furniture or an heirloom. You may think that its ‘antique-y’ look can get the interest of buyers, but it doesn’t. It can decrease the value of your home.
Home stagers know how to attract buyers. They will ask you to temporarily keep the furniture or appliances away that do not go with the design of the house. They will replace things and repaint walls. These are all honest and professional suggestions.
Selling a property can be very stressful. Allow yourself to relax while home stagers do the job. They will be responsible for every task and keep you from worrying about the materials needed for the staging. Some home stagers got connections with other trusted, cheaper, and quality product suppliers in the industry. They also have some items that they can lend and use so you don’t need to buy anything.
Some houses which seem to have undergone staging are still hard to sell. Chances are, they had done it on their own without prior knowledge and understanding in interior design or they had just staged their home after listing their property for sale. Those who opted to list their home without staging can lose buyers instantly. Once the buyer made a pass at your house, it will be hard to get them back to look at your newly staged home. You are going to lose buyers, time, effort, and money if you don’t consider doing the staging as your first priority.
Avoid making the same mistakes that other sellers did. Ponder on these reasons, hire a home stager, and wait for your house to sell itself without a hassle.